When my son’s New Zealand grandmother was over a few years ago she was amazed that I was successfully growing orchids. I can’t grow any other kind of house plant, mind you – I’ve tried yuccas but the dog just wants to eat them. But orchids – yes, and I love that it’s possible to grow something so fabulously exotic in my London home. (My aim is to grow plumerias, too, but they’re slightly more expensive to buy.)
What I love about orchids is that you never quite know when they’re going to flower, or how long their blooms will last – but they’re always breathtakingly beautiful.
This one reminds me of a bird in flight. Can you see it?